DOC ì READER Machinal ã SOPHIE TREADWELL

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MachinalSophie Treadwell was a campaigning journalist in America between the wars Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Ruth Snyder who with her lover Judd Gray had murdered her husband and gone Celebrity Death Match Special Determinism versus Free Will 8 This Time It's Machinal— So what did you think of the play?— It was great She did such a great job of portraying that poor woman You said it was based on a— — That's right A true story about a woman who killed her husband I don't think that's sending a very positive message— But the point is she never had any choice This was the only solution she could see The whole staging is arranged to show that Sometimes the only thing you can do is take a bottle full of small stones and club your husband to death with it— You always have a choice— Sure you always have a choice because you're a strong capable rational person But she isn't Many people are like that— That's no excuse— Look it's a Greek tragedy Couldn't be clearer In the scene where she's at work the rest of the typing pool is obviously the chorus— So?— Well that view of life has a fair track record— I'm still not buying it— Right let's talk about something that actually is an undisputed Greek tragedy When you watch Antigone is your reaction that you just want to shake some sense into the heroine?— Yeah pretty much— Okay Basically you just didn't think it was any good?— No I loved it Worth coming just for the creative lighting— Um you mean that in fact we agree?— AbsolutelyNo result due to unexpected deus ex Machinal

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To the electric chair Out of this came MACHINAL a powerful expressionist drama about the dependent status of women and the living hell of a loveless marriage Successfully premiered on Broadway in 1928 with Like Eugene O'Neli Treadwell shows her talent as an expressionist writing capturing themes of alienation and individualism on a profound level SPOILERS The main plot of this story involves a woman named Helen who marries her boss against her desires She spirals into insanity which pushes her to murder him The last scene in which she begs to be spared the electric chair feels extremely visceral Expressionism's ability to capture raw human emotions really makes you feel sympathetic for Helen and draws you into the scene The best aspect of this play is how Treadwell really captured the tumultuous nature of human emotion

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DOC ì READER Machinal ã SOPHIE TREADWELL ã Sophie Treadwell was a campaigning journalist in America between the wars Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Ruth Snyder who with her lover Judd Gray had murdered her husband and gone to the electric chair Out of this came MACHINAL a powerful expressionist drama abClark Gable as the lover the play was seen in London two years later provoked a sensation in Tairov's version in Moscow in 1933 and was then largely forgotten until revivals in New York and London in the 199 I saw an off off Broadway production of Machinal in which the lead character a woman who can't find her place in this world was played by a different actress in every scene That worked uite nicely as the middle class murderess at center is something of an Everywoman Why not have many women play her? I also like how it's not just society but also the unending sounds of the city that oppress the main woman and how the set suggested by Treadwell is fairly unchanging except for what's revealed behind ancillary doors The horror of the sameness of everything